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Assessments in Forensic Practice. A Handbook

  • ID: 2325076
  • Book
  • 424 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Assessments in Forensic Practice: A Handbook provides practical guidance in the assessment of the most frequently encountered offender subgroups found within the criminal justice system. Topics include:
  • criminal justice assessments
  • offenders with mental disorders
  • family violence
  • policy and practice
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About the Editors vii

Contributors ix

1. Introduction 1Kevin D. Browne, Anthony R. Beech, Leam A. Craig and Shihning Chou

Part One Criminal Justice Assessments 5

2. Case Formulation and Risk Assessment 7Peter Sturmey and William R. Lindsay

3. Assessment of Violence and Homicide 28Kerry Sheldon and Kevin Howells

4. Sexual Offenders 52Franca Cortoni, Anthony R. Beech and Leam A. Craig

5. The Assessment of Firesetters 76Lynsey F. Gozna

6. Forensic Psychological Risk Assessment for the Parole Board 103Louise Bowers and Caroline Friendship

7. Behavioral Assessment in Investigative Psychology 122Eleanor M. Gittens and Kate Whitfield

Part Two Offenders with Mental Disorders 137

8. Assessing Risk of Violence in Offenders with Mental Disorders 139James McGuire

9. Assessing Mental Capacity and Fitness to Plead in Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: Implications for Practice 172Leam A. Craig, Ian Stringer and Roger B. Hutchinson

10. Offenders with  Personality Disorder Diagnoses 198Lawrence Jones and Phil Willmot

11. Offenders and Substance Abuse 217Simon Duff

Part Three Family Violence 233

12. Community Approaches to the Assessment and Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence and Child Maltreatment 235Kevin D. Browne, Shihning Chou and Vicki Jackson–Hollis

13. Psychological Assessment of Parenting in Family Proceedings 265Karen Bailey, Eugene Ostapiuk and Taljinder Basra

14. Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence 295Louise Dixon

Part Four Policy and Practice 317

15. Assessment of Hostage Situations and Their Perpetrators: In the Context of Domestic Violence 319Carol A. Ireland

16. Assessing the Sexually Abused Child as a Witness 333Kevin D. Browne

17. Working with Young Offenders 354Clive R. Hollin and Ruth M. Hatcher

18. The Ethics of Risk Assessment 370James Vess, Tony Ward and Pamela M. Yates

Index 387

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Kevin D. Browne
Anthony R. Beech
Leam A. Craig
Shihning Chou
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